Leaders: Vicki Robinson & Lynn Feindel
The trail along Ward Creek in Hayward runs through a heavily wooded greenbelt and offers the possibility of locating some hard-to-find species: Pacific Wren, Varied Thrush, and Golden-crowned Kinglet. We will also look for Hairy Woodpecker, Brown Creeper, Red-breasted Sapsucker and wintering warblers. We will meet at East Avenue Park, bird the park, and descend the greenbelt trail, birding the route down to Campus Drive. We will then ferry drivers back to their cars. Heavy rain cancels. Restrooms are available at East Ave. Park.
We are going to have to change this trip a bit because East Avenue Park is closed off at this time. We will not have access to the parking lot or the restrooms. Parking should be available along East Avenue. You might want to make a pit stop at a restroom before arriving at the Park area. The Greenbelt Trail, which we usually do part of, starts next to the park, so we will begin the walk there. We should be able to walk up to the canyon edge then go down the trail as usual, to Campus Drive.
Directions: Locate the intersection of Second St. and E St. (large Catholic Church).